Raby Castle

Staindrop, Barnard Castle, DL2 3AH

Location description

This incredible 14th century medieval castle and expansive estate offers a fantastic location for stargazing and astrophotography.


Private venue

Location accessible out of hours only when stargazing events are scheduled.


Tonight's weather forecast

04/06/20
19:00
10°
87%
04/06/20
22:00
74%
05/06/20
01:00
50%
05/06/20
04:00
7%
Weather forecast for Staindrop (0.91 miles away) updated 04/06/20 at 12:01.

Location light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a rural setting based on satellite data from CPRE.

Urban
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Semi-rural
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Dark site
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.

When to stargaze at Raby Castle

This location's rural setting means it benefits from dark skies depending on the time of the year and lunar cycle. In the calendar below where you can see stars indicates when the skies will be dark and the best time to stargaze. Yellow areas show the adverse effects of daylight (bold) and moonlight (faded). Hover over a day to see darkness times or click on a date for more information.

Forthcoming events at this location

Stargazing at Raby Castle

Saturday 28th March 2020 from 20:00pm to Friday 23rd October 2020 21:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing at Raby Castle

Friday 23rd October 2020 from 19:00pm to 20:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

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Location

When to visit

The best time to visit Raby Castle can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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